Wireless won't connect in xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by andy007, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. andy007 macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    I have recently installed XP SP2 through bootcamp on my macbook. I used the leopard disc to install all the drivers on the windows partition.

    However i cannot connect to my wireless network. If i plug my macbook into the ethernet then the internet works fine.

    When i search for a wireless network in xp it finds my network, however, when i select this network it always tries to download a certifcate and keeps trying to get a certificate for about 5 mins. It will then say "limited or no connectivity" and cannot use the internet or log onto router. It never asks for my password for the wireless network.

    I have tried to enter my security settings and password thorugh windows by clicking on the wireless netwrok>properties and selecting the tab where it stores your "preferred networks" and try to edit that with the correct settings. This still doesnt work and seems to reset the settings back to "WAP" and never saves the edited details.

    I use a bthomehub with WPA security. Everything works fine on the OSX side.

    Hope all that makes sense,

  2. ChaePod macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    I also have a similar problem.. only it doesn't show up at all. I dont know anything about wireless internet connections but when im in OS X the internet works fine. But in XP it doesn't i don't know how to connect it and it definitely did not connect automatically....

    any1 have any idea on these problems o_O?
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    I just got a Macbook and I have the same problem with Windows. Did you ever find a resolution?
  4. andy007 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    I never found a solution. I was browsing some windows forums and came across this:

    "A Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you into the network" message appears if you have IEEE 802.1x selected but are not running in a 802.1x (EAP) environment.
    Use the following steps to disable network access control using IEEE 802.1x.
    >Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon in the system tray.
    >Click View Available Wireless Networks.
    >In the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box, click the Authentication tab.
    >On the Authentication tab, click to clear the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1x check box, and then click OK.
    Note: Windows XP has this enabled by default."

    Unfortunalty after this step i am still having the same problems. You could always try it to see if you have any luck.
  5. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Thanks for the reply. I got mine to work by switching the encryption method from 64-bit WEP (40-bit key) to 128-bit WEP. I had been using the lower level of encryption, even though it's easily crackable, because I sometimes use my ancient PB 1400 on the network. But I can quite easily give up that requirement.

    So everything is working for me now; sorry to hear you never found a solution to your problem.
  6. TonnyMa macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    New drivers might help?>

    SO after a ton of googling, I located a version of the Drivers that works well in windows XP under BOOTCAMP with my linksys wrtg54g router. It used to always drop my connection but not anymore.

    My notebook: 15 inch penryn MBP 2.5ghz

    Broadcom 43xx 802.11n Windows XP (32bit edition) version :

    Uninstall your old wireless card drivers before installing.
  7. maskedferret macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    Can anyone attest to these drivers working for them? I am a little paranoid about trying drivers not sourced from the manufacturer directly (not like Broadcom provides drivers, anyway). Especially so since I have also seen this exact same post crop up on notebookreview.com's forum as well with no follow up posts:


    Both from a newly signed up user with only one post. Granted this is my first post here as well, I am wanting to know if anyone has had any success with these drivers, or if this download is not to be trusted.

    My problem seems a little less severe than the OP, however it is annoying in that my wireless connection would randomly drop (anywhere between 5 minutes to 3 hours) while playing a particular MMORPG (FFXI). Using a Netgear USB WG111v2 adapter, the connection never drops under the same conditions. My next attempt is to try a different router.
  8. alxths macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm having the exact same problem with my new imac, andy007. What kind of router do you have? I'm using a lynksys wrt54g with dd-wrt v23 firmware. I'm also using Windows XP with SP3.

    I feel like there must be a common factor between us that's causing the problem...

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